On August 24, 2021, the British Government announced an extension to the date ending recognition of the CE Mark in Great Britain.

As part of its Roadmap to Excellence, the STeP by OEKO-TEX® programme has developed a simple, user-friendly digital Carbon and Water Footprint Tool

Since April 21, 2018, protective clothing and gloves for motorcyclists fall under the “(EU) 2016/425 Personal Protective Equipment” regulation and shall therefore be certified by a notified body. As of today Centexbel (notified body #0493) is accredited to offer this service to manufacturers and distributors of protective motorcycle garments and gloves.

Centexbel-VKC, the Belgian competence centre of textiles and plastics, and the Belgian Quality Association (BQA) established a consortium PolyCert Europe in partnership with the industry associations ECRA, EuPC and ESWA.

On July 9th, Centexbel issued the first certificate for respiratory protection, after the extension of its certification scope as Notified Body #0493.

Launched on May 5th, the "Covid-19 approved by Centexbel" is being issued to an ever growing number of companies

The CPSC ( CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION) accreditation of Centexbel has been renewed. The transition to ISO 17025: 2017 has been included.

At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX® Association has updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

In October 2018, our labs have been successfully submitted to the annual BELAC assessments.

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Centexbel's accreditation by the US CPSC has been renewed and will be valid until 2020. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is an independent agency of the United States government. The CPSC seeks to promote the safety of consumer products by addressing “unreasonable risks” of injury (through coordinating recalls, evaluating products that are the subject of consumer complaints or industry reports, etc.); developing uniform safety standards (some mandatory, some through a voluntary standards process); and conducting research into product-related illness and